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Youngkin heading to Asia for first overseas trade mission

Glenn Youngkin speaks while standing in front of an American flag.
Crixell Matthews
VPM News Filed
The trip will be Youngkin's first to Asia as governor.

Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin will lead his first international trade mission to Taiwan, Japan and South Korea in late April, his office announced Tuesday.

From April 24-29, Youngkin and the Virginia delegation will visit Taipei, Taiwan; Tokyo, Japan; and Seoul, South Korea. He plans to meet with the president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, government officials, strategic business associations, company executives and industry leaders.

"I'm excited to represent the Commonwealth in my first trade mission to Asia that will focus on economic development opportunities, our shared priorities and national security," Youngkin said in a statement. "Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea represent critical markets that will advance economic growth and prosperity in Virginia."

The trip will be Youngkin's first to Asia as governor.